THE PENTAGON – Amphibious warship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) crossed into the Persian Gulf this week, returning a U.S. Navy capital ship to the region for the first time since late March, USNI News has learned. Read More
Tag Archives: Adm. John Richardson
VIDEO: U.S. Pacific Fleet Change of Command
The following is the complete May 17, 2018 U.S. Pacific Fleet change of command ceremony. Read More
CNO: U.S./French Integrated Air Wing Helping Develop ‘One Larger Team’ to Tackle Maritime Operations
This post is the second in a two-part series on the U.S./French integrated air wing effort taking place aboard USS George H.W. Bush. For additional coverage, please see U.S./French Integrated Air Wing Exercise Accelerates French Pilots’ Return to Sea.
ABOARD USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, IN THE VIRGINIA CAPES OPERATING AREA – When Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Chief of Staff of the French Navy Adm. Christophe Prazuck stood together on the flight deck of carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) on Monday, pairs of fighters flew overhead – one American F/A-18E-F Super Hornet, one French Rafale at its side. Read More
Navy Reestablishes U.S. 2nd Fleet to Face Russian Threat; Plan Calls for 250 Person Command in Norfolk
This post has been updated with a statement from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and a Pentagon statement on a potential Joint NATO command in Norfolk.
Faced with a more active Russian fleet and increasing military competition across the world, the Navy has elected to reestablish U.S. 2nd Fleet to manage assets closer to the homeland, according to a memo announcing the command obtained by USNI News. Read More
Document: CNO Richardson’s Navy Leader Development Framework
The following is the recently released Navy Leadership Development Framework Version 1.0 from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. Read More
Seasons Greetings from the Navy and Marine Corps
Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano offered messages of thanks, support and wishes for a happy 2018 in their holiday videos. Read More
CNO Adm. Richardson Wants More Exercises with Foreign Navies in 2018
The Navy’s top admiral told sailors in the Pacific area of operations to expect more combined exercises in 2018.
Newly Commissioned Carrier Ford’s Leap-Ahead Technology Approach May Be a Thing of the Past
ABOARD USS GERALD R. FORD – Saturday’s commissioning of aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) was a celebration of the end of a long and at-times hard road to bring the warship and its many new technologies to the fleet – a path the Navy may not choose to take again. Read More
CNO Richardson Envisions Network of Sensors, Payloads for Fleet Commanders to Access as a Service
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson is working to increase both the size and the capability of the fleet, with part of his plans relying on the notion to “network everything to everything” and allow sensors and weapons payloads to become a service available to fleet commanders. Read More
Head of U.S., Chinese Navies Talk North Korea, Bilateral Naval Engagements
The head of the U.S. and Chinese navies talked about future naval engagements and North Korean issues but not South China Sea issues or freedom of navigation operations during a Thursday video teleconference. Read More